Dear DHPE Members, Partners and Supporters,


It is will great sadness to announce that the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) have finally closed our doors after being in operation for 72 years. The Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education (ASTDHPPHE) dba the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) is dissolving. As with many non-profits in recent years, DHPE has been challenged to do more with less.  

On behalf of the Board of Directors of DHPE, I want to thank all of you who have contributed to the success of DHPE over its 72-year history.  We have accomplished so much toward our shared mission of strengthening public health capacity in policy and in systems change to improve the health of all and achieve health equity. 

Although DHPE is dissolving, the programs that we collectively have worked hard to establish and maintain will be continuing under new leadership. The assets of these programs have been given to the excellent caretakers, which are highlighted below.

Again, thank you for all your hard work and support of all our programs, and we hope you will utilize some of these resources as your agency pursues future policy, systems and environmental change approaches to improve the health of our communities and the Nation!

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), a nonprofit organization with our shared goals and vision, will maintain the balance of DHPE programs, that are NOT designated below, on their website. We want all of our former members and partners to reach out to SOPHE as an organizational home and/or resource for future professional development. They will be offering special membership pricing for former members of DHPE. SOPHE can be reached at: https://www.sophe.org/

Should you have a need to contact DHPE, we will have email access for a few more months at: info@dhpe.org or dsammons-hackett@dhpe.org


DHPE Programs and New Homes:

Systems Change for Health

Starting January 1, 2018, Carolyn Crump, PhD and James Emery, MPH - the curriculum developers for Systems Change for Health (SCH) - will be administrating and operating the program. You may view the courses at the new website: 


You can learn more about the authors at: http://UNCHealthySolutions.web.unc.edu . Thank you for your continued support of and/or interest in the Systems Change for Health (SCH) training program!

Minority Internship and Fellowship Program

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) is operating the Health Equity Internship Program starting in January 2017. Please send your emails and inquiries to ASPHN Executive Director Karen Probert at internship@asphn.orgThank you for your interest in the Health Equity Internship Program!

Lupus Health Education Program

The purpose of the DHPE Lupus Health Education Program entitled LEAP is to reduce lupus related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately affected by this disease by conducting a national lupus education initiative. The caretaker agreement is still under development.

National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative

The CDC-funded National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative, also referred to as Partnering4Health has come to an end. DHPE would like to thank each of you for your participation and support of the project over the past three years. Several resources have been created as a part of Partnering4Health and these resources are available to you and your affiliates to be utilized in the future. Learn more below:

  • The Partnering4Health white paper has been released.  The white paper includes both a summary documentas well as pull-outs for each focus area of physical activity, nutrition, smoke-free environments and community clinical linkages. 
  • The Partnering4Health microsite hosts the white paper as well as additional resources from the national project. The site is hosted by the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) at http://partnering4health.org
  • DHPE created an online sustainability course, featuring several community partners.  The course also has an accompanying toolkit created by SOPHE.
  • A  final video integrates interviews with national partners, including American Health Association, American Planning Association, and the National WIC Association, from the Denver meeting. 
Payment Reform To Achieve Better Health Care
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When: 9/7/2012
8:30 - 2:00 PM ET
Where: National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20045
United States
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Health Affairs Briefing
Payment Reform To Achieve Better Health Care
Friday, September 7, 2012 
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW (Metro Center)
Washington, DC 20045

On Friday, September 7, Health Affairs will hold a briefing to unveil its September 2012 issue, "Payment Reform To Achieve Better Health Care." The volume contains a thorough examination of the present state and future challenges for payment reform, and includes profiles of current initiatives whose early results indicate some success in achieving the goals of the Triple Aim - better care, better population health, and lower costs. The issue received funding support from WellPoint, Inc., the WellPoint Foundation, and the California HealthCare Foundation.
Please join us for a briefing at the National Press Club on September 7, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., as we unveil the issue. 

Panels will examine:
  • Reforming Medicare Payment To Hospitals And Post-Acute Facilities
  • Prospects For Capitation And Shared Savings Arrangements
  • Early Results From Medical Home Pilots
  • Views Of Employers And Other Private Payers on Payment Reforms And Other Measures
  • Paying Physicians Through Medicare And Other Arrangements

Among the speakers and authors who contributed will be: 

  • Jonathan Blum, Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
  • Sam Nussbaum, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, WellPoint, Inc.
  • R. Adams Dudley, Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and Associate Director for Research, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, on Medicare's New Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program Is Likely To Have Only A Small Impact On Hospital Payments 
  • Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, Brandeis University, on The Lessons Of Medicare's Prospective Payment System Show That The Bundled Payment Program Faces Challenges
  • Austin B. Frakt, Health Economist, Health Care Financing and Economics, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, on Beyond Capitation: How New Payment Experiments Seek To Find The 'Sweet Spot' In Amount Of Risk Providers And Payers Bear
  • Paul B. Ginsburg, President, Center for Studying Health System Change, on Fee-For-Service Will Remain A Feature Of Major Payment Reforms, Requiring More Changes In Medicare Physician Payment
  • David Grabowski, Professor, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, on Medicare Post-Acute Care Payment Reforms Have Potential To Improve Efficiency Of Care, But May Need Changes To Cut Costs 
  • Marjie G. Harbrecht, CEO, HealthTeamWorks, on Colorado's Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot Met Numerous Obstacles, Yet Saw Results Such As Reduced Hospital Admissions
  • Aparna Higgins, Vice President of Private Market Innovations, AHIP, on Posing A Framework To Guide Government's Role In Payment And Delivery System Reform
  • Thomas H. Lee, Network President, Partners Healthcare System; and CEO, Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., on How Geisinger Structures Its Physicians' Compensation To Support Improvements In Quality, Efficiency, And Volume
  • Paul Markovich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Blue Shield of California, on A Global Budget Pilot Project Among Provider Partners And Blue Shield of California Led To Savings In First Two Years
  • Robert Mechanic, Senior Fellow, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, on Many Large Medical Groups Will Need To Acquire New Skills And Tools To Be Ready For Payment Reform 
  • Urvashi B. Patel, Director, Research and Development, Horizon Healthcare Innovations, on Horizon's Patient-Centered Medical Home Program Shows Practices Need Much More Than Payment Changes To Transform
  • Ruth Raskas, Staff Vice President, Clinical Health Policy, WellPoint, Inc., on Early Results Show WellPoint's Patient Centered Medical Home Pilots Have Met Some Goals For Costs, Utilization, And Quality
  • James C. Robinson, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics, University of California, Berkeley, on Payers Test Reference Pricing And Centers Of Excellence To Steer Patients To Low-Price And High-Quality Providers
  • Joel S. Weissman, Deputy Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital; and Associate Professor of Health Policy, Harvard Medical School, on The Design And Application Of Shared Savings Programs: Lessons From Early Adopters
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